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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 185b
People with a hospital, emergency room, or clinic as a source of ongoing carea, by ethnicity, United States, 2003
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
All races White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   17.2 0.4 15.9 0.4 14.1 0.5 22.8 0.8 24.7 0.8
Age (not age adjusted) 0-17 20.4 0.5 17.7 0.6 14.3 0.6 28.2 1.4 32.5 1.1
18-44 17.3 0.5 16.4 0.5 15.1 0.6 21.6 1.2 21.9 0.9
45-64 15.4 0.5 14.8 0.5 13.5 0.6 21.6 1.4 22.1 1.4
65 and over 13.1 0.6 12.5 0.6 11.7 0.7 18.1 1.8 22.0 2.2
Gender Female 17.5 0.4 15.7 0.5 13.5 0.5 23.4 1.0 28.1 1.0
Male 16.9 0.5 16.1 0.5 14.7 0.6 22.3 1.2 21.5 1.0
Health insuranceb,age 0-64 Private 12.1 0.4 12.0 0.4 11.5 0.5 13.4 1.0 13.5 0.9
Public 36.7 1.0 34.3 1.2 31.2 1.5 39.5 2.0 46.0 1.9
Uninsured 24.4 0.8 22.5 1.0 18.9 1.1 30.2 1.9 28.8 1.3
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare and private 10.6 0.7 10.6 0.7 10.6 0.7 12.8 2.7 9.1 2.5
Medicare and public 24.0 1.9 22.1 2.0 18.7 2.2 24.5 3.8 34.8 4.6
Medicare only 13.3 1.1 13.1 1.2 12.3 1.3 17.9 2.9 15.0 2.7
Family incomec Negative or poor 30.6 1.0 28.5 1.2 24.4 1.5 34.8 2.1 37.3 1.8
Near poor/low 23.4 0.8 21.6 0.9 18.9 1.0 28.4 1.8 29.5 1.5
Middle 16.2 0.6 16.0 0.7 15.1 0.8 19.4 1.5 17.5 1.3
High 11.3 0.5 11.3 0.5 11.0 0.6 12.6 1.6 10.6 1.3
Education (age 25 and over) Less than high school 22.6 0.8 20.6 1.0 18.2 1.2 27.8 2.1 27.3 1.4
High school graduate 15.9 0.6 15.4 0.7 14.3 0.7 20.1 1.4 19.9 1.5
At least some college 13.2 0.4 13.2 0.5 12.5 0.5 18.1 1.3 13.6 1.2
Residence location Urban 16.9 0.4 15.2 0.4 12.7 0.5 23.7 0.9 24.9 0.8
Rural 17.7 0.9 17.4 0.9 16.7 0.9 18.1 2.4 23.1 2.3

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

c Negative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

Key: SE: Standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

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